After some long days and nights this week, hiking seemed to be the best way to unwind. So we headed off to the local Park - Joseph Grant - armed with the big 3 wheeler, 3 spare daipers, 3 litres of water and insufficient sunblock for us...
Hiking up to the ridge was the hottest part, mostly because the sea breeze didn't roll through until about 1:30pm. Maddy was in good spirits so we continued on around the bigger loop - the Dutch flat trail. As you can see the green grass is history, for this season.
We saw this calm Gopher snake, well I did anyway :) It was hanging out in the middle of the trail. It was a pretty good size, five feet maybe.
There are quite a few woodpeckers around the plentiful oaks. Despite being bone dry there is still some color here and there.